States of Matter by David L. Goodstein

By David L. Goodstein

During this enlightening and hugely worthwhile hardcover textual content, David L. Goodstein, Professor of Physics and utilized Physics on the California Institute of know-how, bargains severe scholars a far wanted "overview of the research of subject, and a sense for these ideas which are utilized with roughly good fortune in the entire a number of fields" of technology. Focusing his survey on "the macroscopic global, from the atom up instead of the nucleus down," the writer always emphasizes parts the place the culmination of study usually are acceptable in different disciplines. This huge orientation makes States of topic a helpful adjunct to the examine of chemistry, geology, engineering and utilized arithmetic, in addition to physics. starting with a bankruptcy protecting thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, Dr. Goodstein then proceeds to an in-depth dialogue of the 3 easy states--gases, solids and liquids--a few designated states and, ultimately, part transitions. ideal gases are mentioned by way of the suitable fuel, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac information, a little degenerate ideal gases, electrons in metals and the Bose condensation. insurance on solids contains warmth skill, basic modes, crystal constructions, crystal house and electrons in crystals. extra chapters describe the constitution of a fluid, power power, interacting gases and beverages; superfluidity, superconductivity and magnetism; Weiss molecular box concept, the van der Waals equation, scaling legislation and different pertinent elements of part transitions. many beneficial, illustrative difficulties look on the finish of every bankruptcy; annotated bibliographies additional advisor the scholar who needs to delve extra deeply into the topic. Unabridged, corrected Dover republication of the variation first released via Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1975. Preface. Annotated bibliography and difficulties at finish of every bankruptcy. 154 figures. four tables. Preface

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Why Do the Lights Turn On? (Science in the Real World) by Barbara J Davis

By Barbara J Davis

In the event you stroll right into a room and turn a gentle change, a lightbulb activates, illuminating the world. yet how does one small change do any such huge task? This identify enlightens readers in regards to the technology in the back of electrical energy and circuits via full-color illustrations and pictures.

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Rocks and Landforms, 1st Edition by A. J. Gerrard (auth.)

By A. J. Gerrard (auth.)

Geomorphology could be outlined easily because the examine of landforms. Landforms are the results of the interplay among what Ritter (1978) has known as the using and resisting forces. The riding forces or approaches are the tools during which strength is exerted on the earth fabrics and comprise either floor, geomorphological or exogenous techniques and subsurface, geological or endogenous techniques. The resisting forces are the outside fabrics with their inherent resistances made up our minds through a fancy blend of rock houses. acknowledged in those easy phrases it'd be anticipated that either side of the equation accept equivalent weight in syntheses of landform evolution. despite the fact that, this has no longer been the case. till in regards to the Fifties, geomorphology used to be almost always descriptive and anxious with generating time-dependent types of panorama evolution. even though the shape of the land was once the focus, there has been little special point out of technique and scant consciousness to the houses of floor fabrics. there have been, in fact, exceptions. within the past due nineteenth century G.K. Gilbert was once stressing the equilibrium among landforms and approaches. Many hydrologists have been interpreting the targeted workings of river 'systems and drainage basins, culminating within the vintage paper of Horton (1945).

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Alfred Wegener: Uncovering Plate Tectonics: Earth and Space by Greg Young

By Greg Young

During this attractive biography, kids will examine the attention-grabbing lifestyles, theories, and discoveries of Alfred Wegener. From his time in Greenland learning meteorology with sizzling balloons to his concept of Pangea, readers could be desirous to examine extra approximately Wegener's contributions to technology and the strides he took in the direction of constructing the research of plate tectonics. The easy-to-read textual content, available thesaurus, precious index, and fascinating evidence paintings together with the energetic pictures and beautiful lab job to interact readers from starting to end!

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